MAC Fast Play Amplified Creme Lipstick Review

by Jahnavi on October 11, 2011 · 35 comments

MAC Fast Play Amplified Creme Lipstick

I have this terrible habit of heading to MAC and buying some of their least known shades. Just the other day, I went to MAC and tried two of the most prettiest lipsticks, Brick-o-la and Fast Play. I picked Fast Play over the other only because of my fondness for pinks. Although, I have every intention of heading to MAC and buying Brick-o-la any day now!!

MAC Fast Play Amplified Creme Lipstick

I love and let me reiterate, I LOVE MAC amplified cremes. Out of all their lip formulas, these are my favourite; not drying like the mattes, they are creamy, shiny (not glossy or shimmery), and long lasting. Personally, Amplified Cremes are the ultimate all-in-one lipstick package and so I have a tendency to go straight for these at the MAC counter. Sadly, there are only 12 of Amplified Cremes in the regular MAC collection and as of now, I own 3 of these babies.

Fast Play is a mauvey pink, its more pink and less mauve, though MAC describes the shade as a neutral pink. Its very similar to the very well-known Cosmo, but its a deeper pink-er pink. By the by, Cosmo is described as Pink Cocoa by MAC. Hence, Fast Play works better on my NC 40/ NC 42 skin tone.

The difference in swatches of Cosmo and Fast Play are minimal, but on my face, I find Fast Play to be pinker and it works better on my face and brightens it up. Just like Cosmo, Fast Play is a beautiful daily wear shade, subtle enough for work, but bright enough to make you feel a little flirty. This is definitely my favourite Amplified Creme and my current Lipstick Lover.


Left:  One swipe of Fast Play. Right:  Two swipes of Fast Play.

I get a good 4-5 hours of wear with these, along with eating and drinking. The dark color will fade to a stain eventually. Its superbly moisturising and full of rich color. It contains MAC’s signature Vanilla Scent, which always makes me happy.

My only real concern is that this probably is a very dupe-able shade. I am sure most of us probably own a similar shade in our stash somewhere. For me, personally this lipstick is a winner because it combines such a beautiful simple color with the Amplified Crème formula, but that’s me, and I am also a MAC loyalist.


Buy this if you love sedate pinks and don’t own Cosmo. Don’t buy this if you own Cosmo, the two shades are way too similar to justify the purchase of both.

I have a feeling this will look brighter and pinker on a fairer person, but I don’t think this will look over the top as it isn’t a fuschia type of pink. No matter what, please try this color when you head to your nearest MAC store.

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Aruna October 11, 2011 at 12:24 pm

how much are the MAC lipsticks?


Rati October 11, 2011 at 12:34 pm

Rs 900, Aruna.


Rati October 11, 2011 at 12:36 pm

J doo i was about to say that this looks like cosmo but i guess since it is a little deeper than cosmo it wouldnt wash out on dusky skin tones :)) you looking pweeettyyy :huh: :huh: :huh:


Janhavi October 11, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Every time I tried Cosmo – and I tried it real often, since a review on IMBB over a year ago – it always washed me out ! 🙁
So this was the perfect Cosmo-like shade for me 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

and thankoooooo :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:


Rati October 11, 2011 at 1:04 pm

haan a lot of people say that cosmo washes them out. I like. 😀


Janhavi October 11, 2011 at 1:24 pm

achcha like that kya ? I thought it was just me – seriously coz most people go on and on about it 😛


Nupur October 11, 2011 at 12:37 pm

this looks pretty janhavi… i go check it next time see MAC :victory2: :victory2: :victory2:


kaps October 11, 2011 at 12:39 pm

This is nice…will keep in mind 😉


neha October 11, 2011 at 12:46 pm

its so pretty janhavi :woot:


Janhavi October 11, 2011 at 1:03 pm

Suma – go try it – it wont wash you out !!! promise ! :yes: :yes: :yes:


Aarthi October 11, 2011 at 1:52 pm

Very pretty color.. I will try both the shades for sure 🙂


Preetha October 11, 2011 at 2:04 pm

this color suits u so well


Kimi October 11, 2011 at 2:04 pm

I love such shades..this looks soooooo prettyyyyyyyyyy~~ Great review Jahns!!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:


jomol October 11, 2011 at 3:23 pm

Janhavi you always come up with pretty pretty colours… never have misses :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:


Janhavi October 11, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Jomolwa in a few days I have some boootiful misses walaa posts coming up 😛 you will be soooper :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom:


jomol October 11, 2011 at 4:24 pm

yey………….. :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: I am happy now :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:


Janhavi October 11, 2011 at 4:27 pm

you be very very happy – i shall dedicate the beginning of that post to you onlyyy 😛


Gargi October 11, 2011 at 3:28 pm

Wow its such a pretty shade! and you look very pretty :rose:


Parita October 11, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Its such a gorgeous everyday wear shade :whistle: I too am NC40-42 and must try this lippie next time :thanks: and it looks lovely on you 🙂


Vid October 11, 2011 at 3:37 pm

it looks gorgeous on u… will keep this in mind :))


Pragnyadeepta October 11, 2011 at 3:58 pm

S now I have the choice between cosmo and fast play! Awesome! :toothygrin: :toothygrin:
:thanks: for the great review!


bhumika October 11, 2011 at 5:49 pm

looks darker in swatch but so prettyy on u..nicee :thumbsup:


Bee October 11, 2011 at 11:15 pm

wowww i loved this one— very nice rosey shade 🙂
I love d brick-O-la too…


Tina Gupta October 13, 2011 at 9:12 am

i have these two shades and i absolutely love them. love the fact we all have same choices here..makes me feel i am on the right make up track he he..thanks dolls!!!


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